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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

If there is no creed, then what is the use?

I agree, (name withheld). This is a well-written essay. And I sympathize with the writer. I cannot make my Nigerian husband understand that his beliefs are no longer mine, even though I once shared them. I cannot talk to in-laws about religion and my lack of belief. I find the Unitarian Church comfortable and a good spiritual home – no creed attached!

Some lady said it. On a blog. It was a comment It was incredulous to me because God is evident in all creation.

What is a creed? 

creed

 noun \ˈkrēd\

: a statement of the basic beliefs of a religion
: an idea or set of beliefs that guides the actions of a person or group
Dictionary: merriam-webster dictionary.


In essence the woman was saying she liked going to a church that didn't believe in anything and she felt uncomfortable in a church that had beliefs. Is that normal behaviour?

Assuming the founding fathers knew what would happen in America centuries after, they would have wept. She's married to a Nigerian and she says he keeps disturbing her. I am almost sure the guy is a nominal Christian but even he knows you can't serve two masters. If God makes you uncomfortable, the devil will be comfortable where you are.

I don't understand what the world is turning into. Everywhere I turn I see atheists and as much as it is making me preach more, It is also making me pray more, I know I can't reach them on my own. Because they didn't get that way on their own.


When people disappear, you know that something is going on, something serious.
The current left Behind movie. Look out for it. I have read all the books by the way.


It is influence. Some are under the influence of the Holy Spirit and some are under the influence of controlling spirits.

Passion for work, joy, peace, love, patience come under the influence of the Holy Spirit.

Fear, hate, anger, lust, greed, murder come under the influence of controlling spirits.

We are in the last days. When people express lethargy and lack of interest in life, it is controlling spirits, you should pray and keep praying (intercession) so that you can set the captive free and help them walk in liberty.


The current movie: Nicholas Cage is Chloe's dad, the character Jack Hayford


You should also take heed to yourself, maintain your daily devotions, there is just awesome power that is generated in the presence of God. You need more of the presence of God daily.

This earth is created to take you away from God. Everything on the earth wants to take your attention, it is your responsibility to pay attention to God's word, the Holy Spirit and to pray and minister the word to the people who have not known God.




We are in the last days. That places a responsibility on us. We have information that 7.5 billion people need so that they will not be condemned to hell. They need the gospel of Jesus Christ; don't hesitate to tell it. Don't be afraid of telling it. The only reason many Christians are alive is so that they will preach the gospel. 

Selah

P.S. Every atheist I meet from now onwards is going on a prayer list. The kingdom of darkness will be depopulated. As long as I have breathe in me, I will pray and preach. If someone meets me, it should be like meeting God, I should be able to communicate the life of God to them via the word of God with the help of the Holy Ghost. This is my call!

I belong to the kingdom of God and I am happy about it.


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

What's new?

So much is going on.

Just from twitter yesterday, you could tell that the Emmy's was going on. If you are interested in that sort of thing, click here to see who won, who didn't win? Who's beefing and whose baby drew away from her. Speculations and counter speculations. Like it changes anything in our scheme of things or in God's scheme of things. Go see if you are interested anyways.

Beyonce at an event, she won an Emmy Yesterday and had a stellar performance yesterday going by twitter ooohs and ahhhs!
In case you don't know what Emmy Awards are, let me help you. It is a place where the best of the best go yearly to be appreciated. Of course we can't agree on what best of the best is, because I am sure there were some great people overlooked, story of life. The judges have adjudged some people best of the best and they are celebrated at the Emmy Awards. Some folks get to perform at these shows also, folks like Beyonce etc. She got her first Emmy Award. Read about it here

This is what an Emmy award looks like. Would you kill for it? #JustSaying

Just seeing this award in March for Media things. Quite a few media bigwigs were mentioned, Omojuwa, Olorisupergal, Bellanaija Check it out here

I recently heard about battle between Konga and Jumia. In case you are not online savvy, Konga is a sister company of DealDey and 3 stitches while Jumia is their rival. Clients had issues from both companies about delivery time, payment systems and customer support so if you can solve these issues, get in touch with these companies, now that is innovation.
Lots of espionage between both companies I am sure to dominate the market. I understand all these things but I don't think Joseph had to do all of these stuff. Joseph had insider information from God so when I am interested in dominating the market, I go for insider information.

Talk about business tactics and strategy and innovation to grow your business, if you are a woman, you should ask about the WOW series. 


To register: Send a mail to inspiredwomenofworth@gmail.com or visit www.i-wow.org and follow on twitter at @iwomenofworth. Visit this page on facebook to discover the speakers who will be there. The event is in October so fill your schedule notes.
I have to talk about this. This world needs life. What do I mean? You can't keep quiet. A young lad was expelled from school in Tennessee because someone sneezed and he said, 'God bless you'. Does that sound like there is a devil on the looses? Yeah right! Try not to deceive yourself. Arm yourself with God's word, arm yourself with the blood of Jesus. Be alert!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

This makes absolutely no sense...

I read this article in The New Yorker.
It is about climbing the crooked ladder.

That basically means crime.
I had a problem with the way the article was written
It seemed to suggest that because the only way up for the minority (In this case, italians, sicillians; the mafia) was to climb the ladder of success via crime

As always the article writer provided references of what the crime chasing families did in the 60s, 70s and 80s.
He was totally objective
While I recognize his objectivity, I understand that most if not all writing are done subconsciously with the intent to change another's way of thinking.
So as much as he was enjoying his writing, what he was really doing was justifying criminal activity.

I look at the bible and I think of Ruth, Esther, Joseph, David and all the ways in which they were the minority
I think of Shedrach, Meshack and Abednego and I know that as much as life's circumstances can throw you for a loop
What you decide to do and eventually do is a function of who you are (basic personality) or who you think you are.

All the above mentioned people started in difficult circumstances but rose to become premiers. They were leaders in a terrible time and their leadership saved thousands of people's lives. Is it Joseph? Or Ruth? Or Shedrach, Meshack and Abednego? Is it David or Rahab?
Joseph preserved Egypt and surrounding nations including his brothers by the wisdom of God that he brought to bear on business while working on behalf of Pharaoh.
Ruth preserved herself and her mother-in-law.
Shedrach Meshack and Abednego, by ruling righteously preserved the lives of several people who could have died at war by making decisions that pleased God.
Esther under the tutelage of Mordecai agreed to risk her life and saved the Israelites form annihilation.
David saved many men from war by living in a manner that pleased God
Rahab saved the Israelite and in turn her family got saved when she hid two spies during the march against Jericho.

All of us in our daily have a responsibility to live pleasing God so that His will may be done on earth. God always has His scheme of things and He is always about bringing the kingdom of God on earth and it is always for our good.

You need to know the truth first... read the word of God


So what am I saying?

There is no basis for crime to ever be right. No matter how many arguments or debates support it. Because no matter how many people support a lie, the support can never make a lie the truth.

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Meditation scripture
Romans 12:2
Do not be conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may approve the good, the acceptable and the perfect will of God.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

What I learned today.

Who knows the difference/

I think that 'learnt' is wrong English and 'learned' is the right English right now.

So what did I learn today?

"Being on the offensive and taking the initiative is a master key which opens the door to opportunity in your life"

Let me quote John L Mason again:

"Every morning when your feet hit the floor, you should be thinking on the offensive, reacting like an invader, taking control of the your day and your life".

You are your greatest asset
Invest in you
God didn't put you on the earth to occupy space
He put you on the earth to fulfil your purpose.

The only way you are going to fulfil purpose is if you are on the offensive everyday.

I am currently reading:
'An enemy called Average' - John L Mason
'The Gifts of the Holy Spirit' - Kenneth E Hagin
'Spiritual Growth' - John Bunyan

"As a man thinks in his heart, so is he"

You need to constantly be changing your heart and your thinking daily and growing and adding value to your environment, your office, your family, your friends and working towards the fulfilment of the purpose God has called you for.

Remember, be on the offensive; you will be all that God has called you to be.

Cheers

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Some things one will never understand as long as we view ourselves as human beings and not supernatural beings

Meditation for the day: I am a supernatural being. I am an alien in this world, a sourjourner travelling through to where I am from.

In other news:

I have had a long day.

I am going home.
I have accomplished a lot that is not normally on my plate

You know how it is easy to see your work as difficult but other people's work as easy, yeah, I experienced that today and it wasn't funny.

Home and my bed is calling and I am answering.


Beautiful quote:

Divine health is not something we are trying to get from God; it is something the devil is trying to take away from us! As long as people are trying to get health, they can't see themselves with it; and until they see themselves with it, they won't experience it - Jerry Savelle


It doesn't make sense except you are born of the Spirit and you know it.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

THOUGHTS

I don't worry o'er the future, For I know what Jesus said. And today I'll walk beside Him, For He knows what lies ahead."

So much is going on right now
I wanted to voice it out
I just didn't want to be termed paranoid
I asked my sis and she said 'end times'
What with Gaza fighting Israel
That's cause for laughing though because God is fighting for Israel
He's turning the rockets of Gaza-nians in the air
People are doing atrocious things
Like surrendering their children to be used as a shield against Israeli rockets
Does that make sense in any one's dictionary
Some American-Liberian invades Nigeria to transmit Ebola
Does that seem like something concocted in the natural?
Ignorant peeps like OfiliWrites now uses that as a reason to cut down Nigeria
I'm sorry I didn't see a solution in anything he said
He was someone I respected
I used to tell people that guy is forward thinking, he's an inventor
To think that he hates christians enough to write a whole lot of crap is appalling
So he's persona non grata to me now
I have to steer clear of his blog

And Christians, I aint saying, don't wash your hands
And don't take precautions, please do.
While you're doing it, remember that the horse is ready in the day of battle but safety is of the LORD
So please pray
Don't make me show you references of how that king who went to battle with Jehoshaphat as ally still got killed even though he was in a disguise in battle
He tricked Jehoshaphat to go into battle with him, his 400 prophets had already told him he'd win. Only one prophet told him what God was really saying.
Please, please don't let anyone steal the power of trusting God from you
Do wash your hand, carry out the precautions
But do stay prayer because this is more of a spiritual battle than a physical one

Tell your friends who want to drink salt to take communion instead
You can take communion everyday if it would help fight the fear
You can do communion in your house, all you need is bread and coke. Read. 1 Corinthians 11 or the book of John and acknowledge the death of Jesus and His resurrection
Find your confidence in Jesus being your passover lamb.
Stay in the finished works of God

Please get as many people saved as possible
Jesus is real, introduce them to Him then ask them to surrender their lives to the LORD

Ask them to confess Romans 10:9-10

Don't live in fear. Confess 1 Timothy 1:7 to yourself as many times as possible

Wash your hands but put meditate on the word of God. You can repeat 1 Timothy 1:7 make sure you are full of God's word in this season.

God is able to watch between you and me even while we are apart and keep us safe.

Isn't this better than salt and bitter kola, please share this.

Have a great weekend.
Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

Monday, 4 August 2014

The devil really is afraid of you no matter how weak you think you are.




This video really touched me deep inside in my spirit.

Whatever it is that makes you afraid, it has only come to attempt to stop you from living in the NOW
Refuse it the power to control you
FIGHT
Even when you think you are weak
FIGHT and make impact

I don't want to take the impact away, please watch the video
and when you forget who you are, watch it again.

As usual, someone shared it from this sight and I just thought let me watch.
Follow her blog and her facebook account here
and if you are a woman, follow her facebook site and get the access here.

PS. You will be seeing great pictures from me soon, like this evening...have a great week, accomplish


Friday, 1 August 2014

The twitter picture that got a retweet 3.5 million times or so and other things...

Eileen, Brad Pitt, Jolie, Lupita, Meryl Streep,  and so many other stars
Of course I don't like all these people.
I am finicky about those kinds of things.
I don't like Eileen cos she's gay and she promotes gay stuff. I hate unrighteousness.
I don't like Brad Pitt cos he's an adulterer, a blatant one.
I don't like Jolie, she's confused.
All I know is Meryl Streep's TV persona, she's amazing. I once watched a movie she acted when she was 20 or so. She wasn't as pretty as she is today. She grows finer as the days go by.

If you came on here to learn about twitter engagement and all, you can go here.
After you are done reading my post.
If you don't like fooling around on social media and only came on here to learn how to build your business and how to generally be an entrepreneur, a good one, go here.

So how was my week? It was too short. I did accomplish a lot but GTB didn't let me finish. Their systems were down. Frustrating! Since they were doing their best to rectify the problem, I couldn't complain.

You know, that is the key to building great systems. It is not being perfect because mistakes sometimes happen. It is having good customer service.

I can be so picky sometimes so I have told the Holy Ghost that this month I am working on patience, help me Lord. People will now start testing my patience and I have to respond in a Christ-like manner. I can't pull out my hair and yell at them like my flesh is telling me to.

I have to remember myself that I am crucified with Christ.

The other issue that God's spirit is helping me deal with is fear. I don't want to catch it from anyone. Every one is scared of the Ebola virus. I am protected and preserved in Jesus Christ. Me and mine. Meen, I am careful to pray to the Lord every morning to guide my steps and keep me and my family from harm. 

Have a good weekend. I intend to enjoy mine. 

Remember to wash your hands but inspite of the precautions, remember that God is greater!

I believe in divine healing. I believe in divine health more. Why bother to get sick at all?
This word has been in my spirit all week. People were talking about bad things all over and I kept quiet about Christ. Afterwards the Holy Ghost wouldn't let me be. So I just said, I would at least speak up and say what I believe.
The way I believe in Jesus Christ is the way I believe in divine healing and health.
To those who don't believe, good luck taking care of yourself.

I am glad that I have a God who can take care of me and take care of my family even when I am away from them.

Cheers.

Hiding your beliefs because of fear/shame/popular opinion is like denying yourself. I won't do that by the grace of God that is at work in me.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Guest Post - Temitope Bankole of www.jeenager.com

Temitope Bankole


WHAT EVERYONE OUGHT TO KNOW ABOUT FAILURE by Temitope Bankole

The fear of failure is very common in our society. Society sometimes places very high demands on us and our personal expectations about life can be downright ridiculous yet our insecurities stare at us and most of us can be helpless not knowing how to handle our deep seated insecurities of not wanting to be seen as a failure .
We are trained to ALWAYS come out tops in class anything less is not worthy of admiration,subtle messages are sent to our subconscious that you are ONLY worthy when you succeed even when it means using underhanded methods cause after all failure is a bastard right?
So in schools songs like 'olodo rapata' are recited to the not so 'intelligent' pupil by the class! How embarrassing that can be for anyone in that situation. But hey isn't that how the 'real world' works? We celebrate success and want to be associated with successful people without taking time to understand their journey to success land. We disassociate ourselves from people struggling to find their own feet.
So as adults we  carry the notion that failure is a bad thing and would rather not do anything than be laughed at*remember the olodo effect* lol ,failing to realize that people we see  as successful and celebrate, are people who have decided to fail forward,improve themselves and be outstanding.
Ok what is it about failure that you ought to know?

1. Failure in itself is not a bad thing,it's how you react and what you do with the process that determines weather it is bad or not.

2. Failure is inevitable- Rarely do things work out the first time you try! No one gets everything right all the time,everyone makes mistakes. While those mistakes aren't always fun they are not unto death *most times* The day you come to terms that failure is part of the human condition the better for you.

3. Failure can be great feedback- Feedback is the breakfast of champions. So when you step out of your comfort zone to pursue a goal and you don't succeed the first time,see it as feedback, learn your lessons,change your strategy and give it another shot.

4. Failure at a venture is not the end of life. People will talk o but why do they have their mouths isn't it to talk? Which one is your own? move on and keep looking for better ways to do things

5. Funny but true failure helps you stay grounded - See if you have failed before there's this humility that comes with the terrain. If you haven't failed at something before (except you are naturally grounded) the tendency to see yourself as invincible is high! Any how the fact you failed helps you stay grounded while you give it another shot.

New Interest in Entrepreneur and where they should be getting trained to run terrific businesses. Also I had the pleasure of listening to Mrs. Awosika train entrepreneurs.

I asked a question. I got the courage to stand up and ask a question.
How do you take your business from small time to big time?

You will get the answer in my next blog post. Know that it doesn't exclude a lot of hard work. Prepare to work hard and smart. You will get there! I will too!


Thursday, 17 July 2014

Thankful Thursday...

And all things work together for good for those who love God and those who are called according to His purpose - Romans 8:28

I got an author certificate today. I also got late today, a tree fell across Ahmadu Bello Way, the yoruba phrase that is just right escapes me. Let me show you my eZine author certificate, I worked the hardest in my life to earn it so I am glad. It turns out the certificate is in PDF and I am not certain how to convert it to a PNG, JPEG or any other picture format.

Sisiyemmie is getting married to Bobonice today. They have probably finished their trad and are looking forward to a lovely white wedding tomorrow. I wonder if it is in Dubai, seeing as they won the 15 million naira for that wedding competition. I went by the blog and clicked a link to go to the site, see as many haters gather. They were arguing about who won and who deserved to win. I was just amazed. I didn't even bother my head.

What else is fun that is currently happening?

I have a writers meet on a Saturday soon. I am so going to be there. I also have a training for tuesday and thursdays for 8 weeks I can't make. I just have to call the wonderful people who shortlisted my name and tell them I have to take a rain check. Much as I love computers I can't be there but I am so glad to have made the shortlist. My months have been full of testimonies of God's goodness and it would be terribly introvertish of me to complain about the things I should be thanking God for so...

Baba God, thank You
I got my eyes on You.



Tuesday, 15 July 2014

George Clooney is getting married to..

George Clooney is getting married to a lebanese lady.

The gossip rags came out with a story that her mom was not in support of the marriage. They did so for the publicity value. The story can be read here

Who did this please?



You would be shocked to know that I was pleased because the article confirmed what I already know that the superstars, actors, actresses, musicians control their dirt all by themselves.

Some even create their own dirt (I am looking down with a big microscope at Wande Coal and all the times he has appeared naked. I am also looking at Mocheddah and L.D. 'Okpolo' eye even though I don't have okpolo eye').

Why am I pleased?



Twitter has taken the place of the newspapers all without trying. How do I know? If a bomb happens in Yobe or Abuja or wherever, I hear on twitter first. That Sudanese woman who was going to be killed, I heard on twitter that she got freed, I am waiting to hear that she has relocated to the Americas with her husband and two sons.



Why am I pleased?



I am a social media manager, that means more business for me. Smart advertisers won't go to the newspapers as often as they used to. They would come to social media: Facebook, twitter, linkedin, instagram, blogs and they will be needing social media managers for years to come.

If you are interested in being trained, holla me at tessadoghor@gmail.com I will teach you a few things and then I believe if you are creative enough, you will follow your nose.

I have a PR blog at www.imagineitincorporated.blogspot.com

I am learning to be an entrepreneur at www.udookonjo.com

Enjoy!

Tomorrow I am taking a cue from sisiyemmie.com and I am blogging about yummy food. I still have just one pic of the food but if you see it, you will place an order immediately. Working class peeps, she makes house calls also. Let's wait till tomorrow then.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Osewhen asked me what my faith means to me.
I didn't want to write much. I will just copy my comment and paste here.

Jesus is everything to me
I get so tongue-tied talking about Him
but I can write forever.

Here is what I wrote:


I am not perfect
I am by no means perfect in character
BUT
I know that I have come to the city of just men made perfect
I have confessed Jesus as LORD (and I think you should too)
It is important
My most important gift from Christianity is the Holy Ghost
I think that you should desire Him
He has turned my life upside down and right side up
He is so awesome
One of the first things He told me was “the letter kills but the Spirit gives life”.
It changed my life
My life aint perfect but in the painting of my life, the Holy Ghost has written lovely tapestries that religion would never do for me. I would rather have relationship with God than religion
I talk to God
I know that sounds crazy
He talks back to me and that is the most amazing thing about my faith
Instead of praying to God, I just chat with Him about the stuff I want or what I know I have in Him based on His word and I worship a lot
I always get chatty when I am done, I don’t complain
Instead I talk to God and appreciate Him and who He is and what He is on His own and who He is to me and How He is so awesome.
No time to complain to God when we should be chatting.
Well this is what I said.
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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Seek, Find, Live

I found this blog today. Her name is Dora
I read her post and felt hugged. Her words cut through.

I hear some words and I don't even think it pierces through the haze I sometimes feel. This got to my soul today and maybe it will get to yours too.

I saw so much word on her blog and maybe it was the word but I think her blog has a touch of the Holy Ghost. I can't say why I love the Holy Ghost, I just know that when I am conscious of Him, I feel alive. Like I have been living somehow 'without' that thing. I just know that I read her blog and the word ministered to my spirit. My soul felt good. Exodus 23:25 used to be my constant confession. It is on her blog too.

I am conscious of God. Too darn conscious of Him and I wouldn't have it any other way.



When I wasn't conscious of God, all I was conscious of, was how smart I am, how intelligent I am, how perfect my eyes, ears, nose, legs, body is. So it is not like I don't have flesh. I do. I just know what to prefer now. I prefer God. I put Him first. I kill my narcissistic tendencies when they show up, or rather when the Holy Spirit shows them to me. I am His and He is mine. There is nothing that the devil can do about it through whoever. Forever yoked to Christ and pledged to Him. My allegiance is to Him. His allegiance is to me and I trust in His word. I asked Him when I gave my life to Him or received His life; to prove Himself to me and He hasn't stopped. I know God on a supernatural plane. I don't view Him as far away. He is as close as I can voice out and call to Him. I do call and I will call. 

I am not soft. Nothing about me is soft. I do look soft on the outside but I have a very analytical, calculating brain. It doesn't fit my external looks. However I am not what I look like on the outside. God gave me a beautiful house and I am grateful for it. I am my recreated human spirit, alive to God and to righteousness, dead to sin and its baser nature.

I am so following that chic. There are not many people I read and I am instinctively inspired to write about God. There are few and I keep them close. I have lots of people I talk to but not many friends and I like it like that. God and I have a covenant that whoever and whatever I need will come my way. I am open to the people necessary for my destiny but the other people, I am not willing to invest my time, emotions and my energy in everyone BUT when I sense that something is necessary for my destiny, I give it everything I have got. I focus my energies in the direction that God is leading me and He does lead me.


Two CEOs. Read about Bukky George on Mrs. O's blog (http://www.udookonjo.com)

I get a sense of fulfilment from working on this blog because it is a nation builder. Nigeria's and indeed Africa's entrepreneurs and future leaders are being built via this blog so I feel a responsibility to give it all I have got but this will give vision and save the purpose of many. I love to help people birth their dreams because God so orchestrated my life that all the right people necessary to get me to where I am going always came to me and had the right words to say to me to get me moving on the God path. I am glad they were obedient, I am more glad that God in His wisdom caused me to be receptive to their words. I am blessed and because I am blessed I would like you to be also. I cannot do the difficult thing for you though, things like commitment and discipline and sticking to God's word like velcro. I can provide the information and resources that you need in the hope that it will cause you to wake up to your vision and start fulfilling the purpose God has for you.



God bless you all

PS 
I have an inkling this blog post will cause change. Thank you Holy Ghost for your guidance.I can feel God's hand on me. waoh.
Please be blessed. Do take advantage. Learn how. If you seek, you will find

It is the glory of God to hide a thing
It is the honour of kings to seek it out

Or something like that.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Blogging too!


I love blogging. It represents the uninhibited part of me. As a child, I was so impulsive, I would jump up and do an experiment and create something marvellous. Growing up, I knew I would have to lose the impulsiveness or get into trouble.

Photo Courtesy Google Images

I also had to learn tact because there were all sorts of nasty people outside the friend circle who did not mind street fighting for no good reason or for what they termed was ‘good enough reason’.
The naturally intelligent ‘me’ did not understand people resort to underhanded means and dishonourable character traits appeared. It was disgusting! It still is, difference is, now I half expect it.

Where is Nigeria's Department of Justice?
Picture Courtesy Google Image

Now that I am older, I understand that dishonourable traits and characteristics appear because your opponents/counterparts realise that they can never beat you on a level playing field and so they resort to many crooked practices. Very much like our Nigerian politicians. When competing against a good man, you stretch out your right hand to give a bribe so that another equally perverse soul can pervert justice.
Whatever, this is just an aside.




My blogging topic today is God and His nature and His character.
I know I have said this before but I will have to say it again, after all I didn’t get it immediately I heard it.



A dear friend shared something on social media and the conclusion of the matter was that God will punish you.
Growing up, my siblings and I had a time or two when we said to each other: God will punish you. Afterwards I would lie in bed wondering what form the punishment would come in.
It took me a while after being saved to discover that God doesn't punish. It is man who breaks the hedge. When a hedge is broken, it can be mended.



God is faithful and kind and loving.
Someone would counteract me now and say, God is a consuming fire. Yes He is. He consumed the sacrifice that Elijah put down. It was a sign that He was pleased with Elijah’s offering and then Elijah killed the 300/400 prophets of Baal.
God does not destroy his covenant children. As excellent as the old covenant is, we are not living under the old covenant; we are living under the new covenant. God bless the soul of the man of God who taught me this. He is a man that is not afraid to carry the mandate of God. I pray that the LORD God will strengthen me so that I also will have the power to carry what God says like I am carrying something special. I want to be able to hear God and speak it exactly as He says without feeling the need to add my bravado or feeling so inadequate as if, why would God choose me?



So God is not waiting to punish you with a good thing. God doesn't set traps. If you are not convinced, pray, fast and sincerely seek the face of God; He rewards those who diligently seek Him.
Yesterday’s post was going to be about my stubborn pursuers and the critics who will not let me or my family be; but I have handed them over to the LORD in prayer. I don’t need to deal with what God is dealing with. Thank God the Holy Ghost stopped me in time.



A word from my meditation this morning:
Many church don’t believe this BUT
i.                    God has not called us to dominate other human beings or manipulate them, that is witchcraft. God doesn’t act like that. He gives free will. Study His attributes
ii.                  God asks us to command the things on the earth. Have rule over them using the name of Jesus in prayer.
iii.                About other human beings, He says, we should ask of Him. He is the creator and He is able to handle them perfectly
iv.                God does not call us to revenge, He calls us to forgive and trust Him
v.                  God is written about in the bible. Read the bible and find out who He is. Don’t take my word for it or the word of anyone else
vi.                Don’t trust me. Trust God. Trust His word. He is the one to be magnified

That’s all for now! Until next time, I am living the favoured life God packaged for me and mine. I am content. I wouldn’t want to live any other life.
Shalom!

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Thursday, 26 June 2014

Sapiosexual



One who finds intelligence the most sexually attractive feature.
"I want an incisive, inquisitive, insightful, irreverent mind. I want someone for whom philosophical discussion is foreplay. I want someone who sometimes makes me go ouch due to their wit and evil  (canceled out the previous word to put witty, you get what you ask for) witty sense of humor...
- From here (I googled the word)


I decided all that means that I am sapiosexual."



Just when I finally decided that I knew what a metrosexual is (Metrosexual: a heterosexual, usually urban male who pays much attention to his personal appearance and cultivates an upscale lifestyle. adjective. 2. pertaining to or being a ...) sapiosexual comes on the scene.


God forbid that I will be one who doesn't keep up with the current trends and happenings in the world.

I think it is true though.
I am a sapiosexual so if you are dumb upstairs as far as I am concerned, you don't even exist except I want to save your soul. And I do (Forget the crap I write, that is smart alec talking). 



Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman? - Bryan Adams

I had this idea to blog about 50 songs. I think it's too much. I also don't want to finish all my blogging idea's because it will probably help me blog more often.

I also know that a lot of you will visit the site just because of Bryan Adams, He is an amazing singer and in another life when I took pleasure in singing all kinds of music, it was one of my best songs.

My siblings and I grew up with music: Carpenters, Kenny Rogers.





I used to create a video for every song I loved and regale my family with my performances and they were always amused. I was an amusing 7 year old. So I kind of grew up loving music. Can you blame me? My mom listened to a lot of Abba when she was pregnant with each of us.

Nowadays we have come under Jesus Christ and so we listen to worship music and messages, believe me; your babies are listening. I am not a mom yet; I speak of my sisters. I of course listen to worship and gospel music so maybe the ova are listening, lol!

Have you ever really loved a woman - By Bryan Adams





I used to listen to this music and wonder what love was. The wandering seems more romantic. I have discovered though what true love is. You gotta have God first before you can discern what true love is. Having God comes with surrendering to Jesus and that is a journey. If you would love to begin that journey. Click this link: Finding Grace.

What If God Was One Of Us? - Joan Osborne





I am a very intelligent girl. I haven't heard this song but I have watched the movie 'Diary Of a Mad Black Woman'. If you haven't watched it, you are on a long thing. It is a movie by Tyler Perry. It is a story that lets you hope that even women whose husbands have abused them can still find love. The religious will not let this fly. Albeit, the movie is one of my favorites. After her husband had divorced her, she was dating this man who showed her that a man doesn't have to beat a woman to show he loves her (Yoruba girls, you hear?). He was a cool, loving brother who was living by the word even though he wasn't perfect also.

Great movie!

Tomorrow I will talk about other songs I know and talk about them tomorrow on a blog post.

Yay!
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Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Traffic or Go slow or hold up

She stared at the blinking lights that characterised Lagos.

The Generation Y called it 'Las gidi' for a very good reason.
It was imperfect in many ways but home to some 19 million people.

The part of its imperfections that cause a love-hate relationship was the old enemy of the working class, it was the concept locally known as 'go slow' and 'hold up' by the elders.

The youths psychedelically inclined youth called it. 'Traffic'.
She prized herself as one of the few alpha (lol) Nigerians who didn't use archaic English. It wasn't a fallacy; she was quite skilled in crafting words together

On this faithful day, it was quite late that all the roads were relatively free as expected. All except one.

Photo credit: photobylagos.wordpress.com

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The traffic in Mile 2 wears wrapper.








Mile 2

Made popular by robbers
who stole in traffic in the mornings and at night
Of course they had day jobs
A cover for the ignoble activities that went on at night
Some would know them BUT
few would have the courage to call them out
So they would not forfeit their lives

The police of course were off course, too busy
They were attending to other matters.
Egunje matters

Mile 2 had proved itself notorious again. You could speed through anywhere else but mile 2, it would force you to stay an extra hour on its roads even when you passed all the 'koros' (known to man and me of course) on the road; even to the risk of sinking in muddy pedestrian roads.
The bus drivers with their rickety buses passing nook and crannies hoping to avoid the traffic. The longer you stayed in traffic; the longer you lost your decorum. It lasted till all you wanted to do was get home and get some sleep

Lagos and its hustle
Many complained about it
But found that after a couple of years
They couldn't live anywhere else again

"Too slow" they complained (about the other states)

All true
Las gidi
Land of promise
Land of traffic too

Traffic is a female dog

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Sunday, 15 June 2014

Blogging things #June

I saw so many sights and sounds
So much to blog about
No time

Now it has slipped away
When there's so much to see, say and do
It is better to catch it in the moments

I have a one-thing I'm building towards
It is something I am passionate about
I'm going to volunteer in that area and see what God says
If He'll veto it or say no wait

Transitions, transitions
So much transformations going on
Started a new job
I'm excited about
Always needing more content

2014 is looking promising
Expecting more God-changes
Of course the people who don't believe in you will always be there
Just don't give them a seat in the living room of your life
Shut the door on them
Leave them outside looking in
Like the wife of the prophet whose cruz of oil wouldn't run dry
Keep them outside

Do let God in
I'm praying for the consciousness to drop all weights
And the things that hold me back
I'm dropping them at the altar
In the presence of God today

photo credit: Google Images




This is my depiction of the altar of God today. Don't be limited by this. God's altar is anywhere His presence is. Even in the human body of His submitted child. You are God's tabernacle. You can create His altar anywhere you go.









Always have to admonish myself to live with the future in view
But stay in the present

Okay I finally blogged it.

Cheers.

Have a happy Sunday
Don't let it be about the pews and the people you'd say hello to
Give attention to God foremost
He's alive
And you're in His thoughts



PS. My memory verse read to me by a #Dazzle woman was that I was to speak of His righteousness (Heritage of the sons)

I'm off to get ready for church
I intend to meet with GOD today
I've got some things I want to talk about and hear what He's got to say.
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